Boehner announces second push for bill transparency online

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday he'd resume efforts to require bills to be posted online 72 hours before a vote.

H.R. 554, which amends House rules to provide for the reform, was introduced in June 2009 by Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) and Brian Baird (D-Wash.). A discharge petition to bring it to a floor vote is 36 signatures short.

The proposal was also Boehner's first addition to the House GOP's "America Speaking Out" initiative, a Web forum for vetting policy ideas.

“One of the reasons why Americans have such little confidence in Congress is because of the practice of rushing massive, expensive bills to a vote without giving lawmakers or the American people time to read them," Boehner said Tuesday in a statement.  

The last member to support the discharge petition signed on Oct. 1, 2009.